This is an analysis of the poem South-West Wind In The Woodland that begins with:

The silence of preluded song -
AEolian silence charms the woods; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcdbefgfhibibjjdikebilbmfihbdijeeeXjfh afefanfehiglkhb oognobfnmXeeeXaboehhgenbnbdoojgdopkkbcobb bijibbbifmemghbfipefeXo
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 40,15,41,23,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01001001 1010101 110111001 11010101 01000101 11110101 11010101 11110111 11011101 11010101 11010101 01011101 01110101 11001101 11011101 110100101 01011101 110010101 010111001 01010111 11000101 11000101 101100101 011111001 11010101 01110111 11010101 111101001 111101001 01001111 11010111 11110001 11010101 111100101 11110101 110000101 110001001 110010111 11111101 11000101 11011101 01010111 11010111 11010101 11011101 11111101 11010101 10110111 01110101 110010111 11010111 11010111 11011101 01010101 11100101 11011101 11000101 01010011 11001111 0100101001 11010001 110100101 110100101 1100010001 11010101 01010100 11010101 11011101 11011101 01010111 11010101 11001101 110010111 01010101 11111111 11111101 11111111 11111111 11111111 11111101 10010101 110011111 01011111 01011111 01010001 01010111 01010001 11010101 1111010010 110011101 110111001 010111001 11010101 11010101 01010001 10010101 01000101 01010001 01110101 010001001 11110111 01000101 11010101 110100111 00010001 11000101 01000100 110010101 11011101 10010111 11010101 11111101 110010101 1100101010 01001111 01010101 110000101 11000101 0100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1090
  • Average number of words per stanza: 186
  • Amount of lines: 119
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; or, and, now, their, like, her are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words whose, now, and, with, once are repeated.

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